Sunflower Summer 2022 at Kansas State Parks
From May 28th through August 14th the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks will be partnering with the Kansas Department of Education to offer Kansas students (K - 12) with free outdoor recreational opportunities through the Sunflower Summer Program. Kansas students and their families can enter each Kansas State park one time with a free vehicle permit provided by this program (vehicle permits must be picked up at Park Office or Gate House same day as visit). Along with park access, listed below are our special events and other activities for Sunflower Summer participants and their families to enjoy across the State of Kansas. For more information about each of our state parks click "Find a State Park" under the STATE PARKS tab above.
Kansas State Parks invite you and your family to come stay with us for an afternoon and night full of outdoor activities. Tents will be available for 30 families wanting to take part in this campout. Families MUST Pre-Register to attend this event. Tents will be provided for each family (up to 6 family members per tent). Supper will be provided for all registered families.
(More information about the campout and activities will be provided after registration)
Kansas State Parks will offer one night camping opportunities for Sunflower Summer participants. Eight Kansas State parks will be hosting one night camping opportunities throughout the Sunflower Summer Program. Up to five campsites will be available per park per camp night (pre-registration is required). These camp nights will include a one night stay at a state park campsite, a tent (tents can fit up to 6 family members), and a day permit to access the state park. Registration must be done a week in advance.
State Parks hosting camp nights include:
July 14th - Registration FULL
To register for one of the Sunflower Summer Camp Nights or for more information, contact Riston Landwehr by email Riston.Landwehr@ks.gov or by phone 620 672 0741
(More information about these camp nights will be provided after registration)
Kansas State Parks offer several special events throughout the Summer which are open to Sunflower Summer participants. Check out the Kansas State Parks calendar to see all our events. Our calendar can be accessed by clicking on "Kansas Outdoor Events" under the Events Tab. See Gate House or Park Office to receive your daily vehicle permit when participating in these events.